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The Ultimate Guide to Bitcoinby Michael Miller
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The whole truth about Bitcoin…So you can decide for yourself !
Bitcoin: it’s the worldwide virtual currency everyone’s talking about. But most explanations of Bitcoin are completely bewildering—they’re either written by people in thrall with it or by those appalled by the very notion of an alternative currency. What’s the real story? How does Bitcoin work? Where did it come from? What’s it good for? How do you get, store, and spend Bitcoins? And should you?
The Ultimate Guide to Bitcoin answers all your questions—honestly, objectively, and in plain English. Michael Miller has spent his life demystifying complicated ideas and technologies: he’s helped more than 1,000,000 readers in over 150 easy-tounderstand books. Now, he explains Bitcoin in ways everyone can understand.
Miller will help you decide for yourself if Bitcoin should be part of your life. And if the answer is “Yes,” he’ll help you make the most of it!
Bitcoin User Guide is the first user guide - written in layman's terms - to the global, anonymous electronic currency rapidly gaining widespread credibility. This cryptocurrency combats many problems with cash and credit transactions today. Bitcoins are resistant to inflation, they allow you to make purchases during travel if your credit account has been frozen by your bank due to "suspicious activity," and protects from identity theft. Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer network of anonymous people, network protocols, and computer systems that has no authority over anybody's money.
With the help of the Bitcoin User Guide , you will learn how to buy and sell a Bitcoin as well as how to make a purchase with Bitcoins. This book walks you through protecting your Bitcoins and mining Bitcoins. While most online tutorials are imcomplete or too technical, this book gives you the basic information you need and can understand to this new electronic currency.
This book gives you pros and cons to using Bitcoins. As a newcomer to the technology, this book will teach you how to know which mobile wallet is best for you. Whether you're using a desktop, laptop, or mobile device, you'll learn the technology, no prior knowledge assumed.
About the Author
Michael Miller has written more than 150 non-fiction how-to books over the past two decades, as well as a variety of web articles. His best-selling books include Que’s Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Computer Basics, The Ultimate Digital Music Guide, and Is It Safe? Protecting Your Computer, Your Business, and Yourself Online. Collectively, his books have sold more than 1 million copies worldwide.
Miller has established a reputation for clearly explaining technical topics to nontechnical readers, and for offering useful real-world advice about complicated topics. More information can be found at the author’s website, located at www.molehillgroup.com.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: What is Bitcoin?
Chapter 2: How Bitcoin Works
Chapter 3: Setting Up a Bitcoin Wallet
Chapter 4: Using and Protecting Your Bitcoin Wallet
Chapter 5: Bitcoin On the Go
Chapter 6: Buying Goods and Services with Bitcoin
Chapter 7: Acquiring Bitcoin
Chapter 8: Bitcoin Merchant Services
Chapter 9: Bitcoin Mining
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